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At the End of the Santa Fe Trail

by Blandina Segale

Originally published in 1932 and long unavailable, this memoir by a strong-willed and resourceful nun is a valuable addition to the story of women in the West. Sister Blandina (1850-1941) served in southern...


Rethinking the European Union and its global role from the 20th to the 21st Century

by Jean-Michel de Waele, Anne Weyembergh & Giovanni Grevi

Discover the various scientific debates that Mario Telò has been involved.

This edited volume, which has been drafted in honour of Professor Telò?s research career, offers the reader an overview of the various...


Finding Home in the Promised Land

by Jane Harris

In 2013, a violent crime left Jane Harris seriously injured and tumbling down the social ladder toward homelessness -- for the second time in her life -- leading her to question the underlying conditions that...


With Head and Heart

by Howard Thurman

“One of the great religious leaders of [the twentieth] century” tells his story of growing up under segregation and finding his calling as a minister (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Howard Thurman was a...


Ivan Illich in Conversation

by David Cayley

For more than fifteen years, iconoclastic thinker Ivan Illich refused to be interviewed. Finally, in 1988, CBC's David Cayley persuaded Illich to record a conversation. This first interview led to additional...


The Rivers North of the Future

by Charles Taylor & David Cayley

In The Rivers North of the Future David Cayley has compiled Ivan Illich's moving and insightful thoughts concerning the fate of the Christian Gospel.

Illich's view, which could be summed up as the corruption...


Perspectives on Our Age

by Jacques Ellul & Willem H. Vanderburg

Originally broadcast on CBC Radio's Ideas as a series of interviews, Jacques Ellul's first-person approach here makes his ideas accessible to readers looking for new ways of understanding our society, and also...


Fifty Years of Religious Studies in Canada

by Harold Coward

In Canadian universities in the early 1960s, no courses were offered on Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam. Only the study of Christianity was available, usually in a theology program in a church college or seminary....


I Remember Laurier

by Harold Remus, Rose Blackmore & Boyd McDonald

I Remember Laurier is the story?actually, thirty-seven stories?of the little university that could, told by some of those who devoted themselves to transforming the school from its modest beginnings into a...


A Metaphoric Mind

by Joseph Couture, Ruth Couture & Virginia McGowan

Dr. Joseph Couture (1930?2007), known affectionately as "Dr. Joe," stood at the centre of some of the greatest political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada. A profound...


The Enigma of Kidson

by Jamie Blackett

The Enigma of Kidson is a scintillating and often hilarious biography of an inspirational and controversial history master, Michael Kidson, who taught a generation of pupils at Eton for forty years. Forget Eton,...


Imprisoned in India

by James Tooley

James Tooley has been described as a 21st-century Indiana Jones, travelling to remote parts of the developing world to track something that many regarded as mythical: private schools serving the poor. It was...


Teaching While Black

Lucio Parenzan and his kids

by Francesco Roncalli

The story of the International Heart School in Bergamo and its founder Lucio Parenzan


The Bee Eater

by Richard Whitmire

The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style

Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor...


Together We Can

by Edward Allan Hiler & Steven Lee Bosserman

Together We Can recounts effective strategies for institutional change and focuses on collective leadership within the land-grant university system, with reflections on Hiler’s long and successful career in...